Focused & Loving It: My Spiritual Circle Jouranl Posting

Go read about my cover on the link at the bottom of the post!

Go read about my cover on the link at the bottom of the post!

I’ve been journaling since I was a little kid. Before I could even read, I was asking my mom to write gorgeous words on paper so I could copy them down in my notebook to look at. I loved words. Something about them enticed me. It was years later that I found this was one of God’s precious gifts to me – words. His Word, to be exact. But also, my own words.
 
After I learned to write those beautiful words myself, I would scrawl long prayers in notebooks, returning to them over and over to praise Him, to ask for forgiveness, or to receive guidance. But revisiting those words involved rifling through pages, trying to find the verse I needed or what God spoke to my heart during my long rants and raves with the pen and ink. In short – it was very time consuming.
 
It was then that I discovered the Spiritual Circle Journal. With nine beautifully simplistic circles, and a blank page on top, I had the freedom to write wildly while using the circles to bring order. This made it easy to go back and find important things I had written. If I wanted to see what God had been convicting me of, I’d glance back at the “Confession” circles. If I wanted to check on my obedience, I’d study the “Action” circles to see if I truly was doing what God was asking of me. No more searching frantically through past journal entries. I had nine circles with prompts to help focus our time together.
 
I soon personalized the cover, a feature I greatly appreciate. There is something truly poetic about a cover that you designed yourself. It indicates ownership and a dedication to the words you write inside. My cover is a collage of magazine clippings and drawings I pasted there with a glue stick….
 
To read the full post, please visit Liz Lassa’s Spiritual Circle Journal Blog.

Friday Findings: Circle Journaling

Friday FindingsLately I’ve been listening to Moody Radio, and on Wednesday, while I was folding laundry, cleaning Evee’s litter box, and making my husband a smoothie (don’t worry, I washed my hands before!), I just flipped on the Midday Connection Program. You can listen to it here, and read about the program as well.

The featured guests were Tamara Peterson and Liz Lassa. The topic was something very intriguing called Circle Journaling.
It’s a way to journal about what God is teaching you and doing in your life that helps to reveal the divine connections between events, verses, experiences, and findings that might have otherwise been hidden.

This method of journaling is flexible, yet it helps with being able to go back to find specific things which might be hard to trace back to if you were to simply write in long-hand.

circle journalI highly suggest that you check on the links which I have provided in this post. I also suggest you listen to the Radio Program (which you can do by clicking the first hyperlink). Liz Lassa goes into detail about what Circle Journaling is, the different sections of it, and she even shares some of her findings in her journaling process.

You can purchase the Circle Journal here, and there is even a special “Moody Radio” discount and a free first chapter, which makes is a bit more affordable!

Thanks for reading friends, and be sure to check out what I’ve been  checking out next time on Friday Findings! Happy Weekend!